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PvP Season 13 ends August 27th

You read that headline right -- Tuesday, August 27th, our 13th PvP season will be at its end. For one week after that date, there will be the usual accounting process to see who gets the PvP titles and rewards as both the Arena and Rated Battlegrounds seasons will be in abeyance. Conquest points will be converted to honor if not spent by that time, and any honor points over 4000 will be converted to gold, as has generally been the case during previous end of season weeks.

At present, Season 14 is expected to begin one week after the end of Season 13. If this follows the pattern of previous seasons this expansion, we're on track for patch 5.4 to drop the same day as Season 13's end (Patch 5.2 dropped on March 5th, the same day Season 12 ended) or within that one week period. So this is a really good benchmark for how close we are to patch 5.4 - it won't come before the end of Season 13, but it may come that day.

Keeping in mind that there can always be delays, dates can be moved back, and that no date for patch 5.4 has been announced, it definitely feels like it's getting closer. For the full announcement leap behind the cut with us.
Blizzard Entertainment - PvP Season 13 Ending Soon
Many weapons have been brought to bear and countless spells have been cast in this action-packed PvP season-now the time has come for the victors to reap their rewards!

On Tuesday, August 27, the 13th Arena and Rated Battleground Season is scheduled to end. On that day we'll begin an approximately one week process to determine end-of-season reward eligibilitys.

Qualified players should note the following in order to ensure you receive your just rewards:
  • Please refrain from transferring your characters to another realm or faction until after PvP Season 13 has ended.
  • The awarding of PvP Season 13 titles and mounts will occur approximately two weeks after the season ends.

Conquest Points will be converted to Honor Points at the end of the season, and any Honor above 4,000 will be converted to gold at a rate of 35 silver per point. A few other things to keep in mind once the season has ended:
  • The Honor cap will remain at 4,000.
  • All Season 13 items will now cost Honor Points equivalent to their previous Conquest Point cost, with the exception of any items with rating requirements attached.
  • Season 13 items with rating requirements will no longer be available for purchase.
Arena and Rated Battleground Season 14 will begin approximately one week after the current season ends, and all Personal Ratings will be reset once the new season begins. Additionally, Rated Battleground and Arena matches will not be available during the break between seasons.

In PvP Season 14 you will no longer need to join or create an Arena team to compete, and thus the current Team Ratings will be removed. You'll be able to queue for an Arena match in groups of 2, 3, and 5 (in line with the Arena team sizes available in Season 13 and earlier), and your opponents will be selected based on the average Match Making Rating of your party.

You can find a complete overview of the changes that are coming to World of Warcraft's Arenas in PvP Season 14 in our Patch 5.4 Arena Update blog.

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